Autism Program

The Children's League offers a highly specialized program for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and related disorders. Instructional methods are based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) with a special focus on Verbal Behavior Training. The program emphasizes the development of functional communication skills as well as appropriate social, play, self-help, and academic skills. With a focus on the generalization of skills, we employ both intensive teaching and natural environment teaching strategies. Highly individualized attention is given to the factors that motivate each child, thus creating a positive and fun learning environment.

If you have concerns that your child may be showing signs of Autism, check out the Red Flags of Autism link.  It is very important that whenever a parent suspects that there may be developmental delays or red flags that your child gets the help he or she needs. Doctors used to take a "wait and see" approach, but today it is clear that early intervention is the key to the greatest possible outcomes for children with such issues.

We can help you through the Process!

Call us at (716) 592-9331 and ask for help referring your child for an evaluation.

The Program

  • Educational services are provided in a center-based, classroom setting.
  • Classroom sizes range from 6 to 12 children.
  • Services are provided to toddlers, preschoolers and young school age children through 7 years of age.
  • Each day many of the children spend time in large and small group activities.
  • Intensive one-on-one instruction, specifically designed for each child, provides continuous opportunities to learn new skills.


Our Staff

The staff is committed to ongoing training that enhances our goal to provide the highest standard of programming for children with ASD and their families.

  • The classrooms are staffed by Certified Special Education Teachers and aides.
  • Related services are provided for children who qualify and include Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy.
  • Therapists are an important part of the multidisciplinary team and meet regularly with teachers, staff, and parents to discuss therapy goals and progress.
  • A Licensed Psychologist provides program support to the staff and families.
  • Family Resource Workers provide assistance and support to families. They facilitate the process of exploring social services including waiver information, respite services, community and recreational opportunities, and coordinate informational/support group meetings for families.